FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- An inmate at Avenal State Prison has died from apparent complications of COVID-19.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the inmate died at a hospital but did not release many other details.
Officials say 19 inmates in state custody have died as a result of the virus, but this is the first death reported at the prison in Avenal.
The prison currently has 132 active cases, and 777 that are considered "resolved."
Inmate at Avenal State Prison dies from apparent COVID-19 complications